Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji has been living on the holy banks of the Ganga river, in the lap of the Himalayas, at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India since 1996, engaged in spiritual study, practice, and service. She was officially initiated into the order of Sanyas (vows of renunciation) in June, 2000, by her guru His Holiness Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, marking her pledge to a life of service, renunciation, purity and devotion.
Sadhviji is Founder and President of Divine Shakti Foundation, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Director of the International Yoga Festival, and was the Managing Editor for the monumental project of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism. In addition, she serves in numerous other humanitarian and environmental projects and programs under the guidance of her guru Pujya Swamiji. Within Rishikesh as well as across the world, Sadhviji leads discourses and question-answer sessions, blending the knowledge and logic of the West with the insights, spirituality and wisdom of the East.